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i know what's really happening to the global economy with much stronger the no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune in to cause a report on our hungry for the full story we've got it from the biggest issues get a human voice face to face with the news makers. this is r.t. from july from the russian capital if you just joined us a very warm welcome top stories this hour the priest in finland who spoke out against an internationally wanted criminal has been questioned by police after our t.v. broadcast the story you have an army is accused of inciting religious hatred part of describing doc a lot of as a terrorist even though the chechen warlord is behind the moscow metro and airport bombings. as the u.k.
force itself to the forefront of protecting libyan citizens lawmakers in london a furious the country sold millions of dollars of weapons to colonel gadhafi before the unrest here as well as egypt and bahrain all arms from britain and later saw violent uprisings. that moscow hands over new files to warsaw into the plane crash that killed poland's president kaczynski and ninety five others in western russia last april the investigation into the tragedy of it stained relations strained i should say relations between the two countries is still underway. but despite public criticism at home over its participation of the bombing of libya britain continues massing its forces and the war activists john reese tells r.t. that are likely stalemate in the conflict would open the door for ground troops. today i'm talking to john reese he's very active in the stop the war coalition that
position is that the british military should not have got involved in intervention in libya john respect you very much for talking to r.t. now the government says that the as strikes prevented a massacre in benghazi why are you right and they're wrong well i think the longer term effects would be even worse than the effects might have been on benghazi but i don't actually accept the government's argument about benghazi either if you look at the guardian reports on the day before the air strikes took place from benghazi it's clear that the rebels in benghazi stopped. before he got beyond the suburbs and i think it would have been impossible for a force of maybe tens of thousands of soldiers to have taken a city of a million people so i don't accept that that was a sufficient justification for the war in the first place i also think there is some evidence again report in the guardian newspaper that gadhafi actually moved into playing the to take shelter from possible air attacks so far from producing
the effect that the government said it would produce the opposite effect through your position is just stand back and leave well alone and let them sort themselves out well i certainly think that one revolution take place in the country is the business of the people in that country to conduct the revolution and my point across the western intervention would be this i don't think that they did intervene in order to assist a revolution process i think they intervened in order to get control over aleutian process and we begin to see now in the weeks since the western intervention but there are pro western figures emerging as the dominant because we're going to begin to bring in this direction often they're the same people who only yesterday were in the gadhafi regime and were dealing very happily with the west for the last decade so i think that they're shaping and molding the uprising in ways which are compatible with the interest of the western powers whereas. regional rebellion certainly wasn't what damage do you think western this type of western involvement
does to a regional uprising how does it corrupts the original purpose of it well i think it's very very clear in the in the libyan case that there are people now coming to the fore who were trained in the west have links with the west have links with the west and security services who wouldn't have come to the top had the west not intervene there was a democratic structure in benghazi the transitional national council was a body represented by twenty local council beneath it but when the western powers to be in the people become selected to become the leadership of it are people who have the ear of the west therefore the whole democratic process of representing the libyan people become distorted there are people who know the era of the west who are the authorities the people who can broker the deal to over move for intervention of the people to broker the deal that's taking place with qatar about the sale of oil the whole principle of a popular democratic revolution becomes corroded corrupted and did mean by the
intervention of the western powers and what did you experience in the region what's your feeling about the sort of sentiment that prevails on the streets now i think is a very very powerful impulse both to have a democratic society but also i think the roots of the revolutions are to do with a rejection of the near liberal economics which let's face it the mubarak was very strongly associated with the neo liberal economic policy privatizing state industry and i think a lot of the the fire in the engine of egyptian revolution was to do with the rejection of that and we can see by the massive strike has taken place actually in the two days before barack felber massively expanded since then but this is a very very big issue for many millions of egyptians we know that the u.g. couple to be the union into music. it was at the heart of the revolution which overthrew ben ali and we know that economically if he cannot make questions were
central to the beginning of that revolution i believe will be central to the future of it as well so democracy yes but a rejection of mere liberalism and also i think a very people's satisfaction with the alliance between the dictators in the region of the western powers and the state of israel so i think that in all three registers political democracy economic challenge to merely produce a challenge to the imperial structure of the region we're going to see very very profound developments and you mentioned iraq and a lot of people are comparing this to iraq and afghanistan but this this is a bit different isn't it i mean after all these are strikes to support what was essentially initially a popular uprising yes but as i say it was an intervention not to save the revolution but to subvert revolution and and it's as well here is also to remember an important element of the history in iraq especially actually from the first gulf war because there were no flows on with no fly zones were imposed on northern and
southern iraq just after the coalition had defeated saddam hussein they allowed saddam hussein's helicopters to fly under the cover of the no fly zone to put down the rising of the marsh arabs in the size it's not inconceivable actually that if they come to a cease fire if they come to some kind of settlement they will allow gadhafi to put down the remnants of a rebellion here as well so the fact that we're fighting gadhafi now doesn't preclude that it didn't in iraq the fact that a no fly zone by well being used against the rebels in the future and could this turn into an out there in iraq and afghanistan people are warning that it could open long in the turkish prime minister i mean that there doesn't seem to be any such thing anymore as a sort of quick and clean it out operation well the difficulty is here that the coalition forces are actually jammed up by the political developments surrounding this. intervention there obviously very very concerned about full scale military intervention on the ground so in that sense i think the antiwar opinion both here
and in the united states has prevented a full scale invasion so far but as any military analyst will tell you you can't win a ground war simply with air power and they aren't obviously winning it and that's why there's all this talk about stalemate stalemate is very hard to resolve without . the deployment of ground troops are sincerely hope that doesn't happen it would be a massive deterioration of the situation if that were to be the case but if it doesn't happen then i think we are looking at a very very messy situation which may lead to the partition of libya may lead to a prolonged civil war actually if the west are kept out funnily enough you might have been over sooner and it is the war in iraq there's a huge public outcry you know hundreds of thousands of people out on the streets demonstrating against public opinion is increasingly against this war in libya but
do you think the main thing that the government has learned from iraq is how to sell a war to the public no i think it's learned not to commit itself to a war very quickly see i mean it was obvious that there was going to be a saluki massive ground invasion i mean i think after came after the invasion of afghanistan it was absolutely clear what was going to what was going to happen i think the public opinion is actually calibrated to the degree of military involvement at the moment and the fact is avoiding a ground war i think is reflected in the opinion polls of people are against what's happening but they don't see it on the same scale as the iraq war which indeed it is and yet i think if there were any sign that there was going to be a serious point of ground troops in libya you would have an absolutely massive response partly as we can see from the opinion polls there is a majority against the into. but there are very large number of their nose that would alter very very quickly if there were talk of
a ground war i think what role do you think the media plays in egypt and i think an intervention like this i think the main difficulty with the media is that it doesn't have a sense of history not even over a very short period actually and so it's trapped within what happens today the trouble is you can never understand what happens today unless you understand what happened yesterday in the previous week in the previous year in the previous decade and so it's the struggle to recall exactly those exact low points of course what they deem to the tune of billions of pounds practically every western corporation involved in the oil fields in. libya he was feted in the academic institutions and others in this country and this is very very important to recall if we want to have some it's terrible sense of what we might be doing in the region and finally and briefly where do you see this going in the in the short to medium term very difficult to tell i think it is grinding going through a stalemate it's very difficult to see how you could actually hold down the entire
population of the east of the of the country and it's also very difficult to see when the current circumstances. the rebels in benghazi can take can take tripoli and i don't believe that the western intervention go fundamentally resolve this in the way one has to use it it's kind of institutionalizing to make permanent. a situation of civil conflict rather than resolving it so i hope that the comes a point where. he says actually this was the interim hasn't helped us it hasn't done what we thought it would do it hasn't saved civilian life is actually causing civilian casualties is actually using weaponry with injury and real health for generations to come and it hasn't precisely halted the balance against against. happy we would be better perhaps they might begin to think of climbing the resources within the revolution itself which might progress but would
be prepared to radically try to guide all the people now who are in the leadership of the benghazi rebellion who are progress to and who are old gadhafi hands who for long links with the west and that's quite hard to imagine as well so i think the western intervention has made an incredible mess which will last for a long time in libya kelli thank you very much. disarming saddam hussein. of iraqi citizens. this event brings further assurance to torture chambers and the secret police are gone forever.
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first. the. top stories this hour of the a priest in finland who spoke out against an internationally wanted criminal is being questioned by police chief broadcast the story you know men are is accused of inciting religious hatred often described. as a terrorist even though the chechen warlord is calling the moscow metro and all bombings. of the u.k. france itself to the forefront of protecting libyan citizens more makers in london a few areas the country sold millions of dollars of weapons to kill or get their feet before the unrest in libya as well as egypt and bahrain for problems from britain and later sort of on its uprisings. a moscow hands over
a new falls to waltz or to the plane crash that killed poland's president kaczynski and ninety five others in western russia last a full investigation into the tragedy that strained relations between the two countries is still underway. but i'll be back with a recap of our top stories for in about fifteen minutes and in more depth for you that's also the latest sports news when a tiny. well thanks for joining us for our tease course of date the headlines fast h.l. playoffs a lot to live to qualify for the garden cup final series against a plant. get close to ruining intervals hopes of a second straight champions league title stunning down five two in the quarter final first leg in the lawn. and in cricket sri lanka skate at home are signed
a car apollo's ricky ponting is laid living is posed as captain after the world cup . and will start all the ice service is the guardian cup lineup is now complete with celebrity alive joining a plan to consonantal hockey league decider poing tuesday's narrow win over metalwork gorski eight goals flowing during game six and one of the forest but another was typical low scoring game so all the series in zero four but i didn't see it both showing how to seize the moment with fifteen year better on that single so the only forty six minutes remaining it's vicious love because chargers a state puts in a bar where the final series will be well as the south lawn moscow region kicks off on friday. meanwhile the cage els younger brother they junior hockey league known as the shell continues to make strides on the ice larger crowds cross atlantic to pay an expansion being just some of the byproducts of the action packed ses second season and of has more. is uncertain here in atlanta
tied for a group that knows no bounds the attendance evidence of this rule eighty one percent says noon and it seems to be just the beginning with legendary coach where they were using loop is chairman of the board is aiming for year two of two goals of. the league's young but has a route to become a major international tournament with jews from russia bill. and sort of look at that image as the main objective is to develop young guns for the future keeping the sochi olympics in mind i became a world champion when i was twenty three so these guys have great opportunities to get on their national teams roasters the red stars an all star team of a mature players have already toured around north america five majors were held they won four of them the trip the first and most important step in cooperating with other countries where others were very glad to participate in different tournaments and to find new ways for deliberation this is
a new level for us manning it's unknown and nonjudgmental and of course our youth is going to battle in every match so the opponents will remember us. the m.h.l. season is approaching its conclusion but the red stars are already involving themselves in exhibition matches first they phased important away and in a week must kuwait's can enjoy spectacle fans never get tired of the eternal face between russia and canada and international tournament will take police right up to their not much rest but it's clear the players love what they do and. the m.h.l. is getting to a higher level we're going to play big teams and to represent ali and to play against canada is always something special i like it and i think the league is taking the right steps in promotion. out here to live corporates will join take a chill next season and their junior team has become the thirty second squad in them a channel it's clear they're on the lead is picking up steam with expansion very
much that was worth therefore can't again some of these players making their mark on the winter olympics roll into sochi in twenty fourteen because they've got out of. and for. that champions league quarter finals off to a flying start on tuesday nights not so many were expecting what happens in milan. let's throw a first minute over now but not a five in reply to. holders in terms of put themselves well in the driving seat for a semi final spot and who are drawing that same phrases in what was definitely shot his most memorable evening the consonant today. meanwhile called man's dream debut season looks all but train for neil dropping by real madrid another better feel for spurs fans to swallow was the thought of arsenal striker not available by your god of the school should twice on field in the late strike by cristiano ronaldo meaning sort of have had it all to do in the return leg next week the fourteenth minute
sending off free to crouch for a second yellow a major talking point after the games. were difficult it is. just a difference if you have an advantage over. you differently it is very different when you are losing already and you have to work is impossible reversible joke for we can all join with. food first off just to keep it one new or to consume such a newly gone probably chairmen but eventually you know they can. do better food go . as usual the football first continues with two more games later on ground state favorite spots alone to take on shots of the net squalid snow english face off at stamford bridge with chelsea but is too much to united's and is this akin to the training field of cheers do without wayne rooney who was suffering from machine knock although he will play the seventy alex ferguson has a good play the defense to pick from with jonny evans expected to start in the back
four possibly alongside rio ferdinand who returns to the school day after being sidelined for two months with a cough injury. to launch to launch he has a full strength school to choose from d.d.s. or by is expected to keep his place while joining him up front could be either for another dollars but still without a goal since he has moved from liverpool in january and then you've got the frenchman has a strong case for starting having scored seven times in the champions league so call this season. and also an intriguing battle of weight so the no where attacked loving barcelona and shaft of the else could go for broke but it's a lot of big players in this one of the charts are a fresh off a confidence last sixteen win over robot and in fact they've played barsel the last time they've played in spain. now saying with with that's when c eighteen world cup in russia maybe seven years away but the preliminary work is already happening at
least one of comes to gathering the organizers prime minister was an important point it out to them the biggest problems they face. and you will do the most important issues of construction of this fundamental task for the twenty eighteen world cup organizing committee in cities like moscow assume it is bookstore chain and because it's all understandable was going on with the students there which in on the region some local authorities together with the organizing committee should choose grounds which correspond to the thief requirements and also the design of the student should the exit with a concentration of that organize you can retain your. now it's change at the top for sri lanka's limit that there was cricket scored following lots of days lost in day in the world cup final to mars and a car relieving himself of skipper to it is after an messing a record of twenty seven wins fourteen losses at the crease the thirty three year old remains staff captain for now though one has lofty goals in mind. but always said my guide it's always to score hundreds as many as i can i think i have about
twenty four goal fake and get past thirty quickly that would be great for me to get in thousand runs inboard forms of the game. as quickly as possible and those i think. the goals that you know as cricketers everyone should serve themselves because you know at the end of the day you need to make clean coal and if you can win that's the biggest thing and while winning if you can achieve these individual goals it's a bonus. and finally let's head back to football where the third week of a russian prime many threw up some less than memorable results for the favorites plenty of girls though out here the old aryan goals goal or. such the complete. make sure we.
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